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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 I remember seeing Gov. Adlai Stevenson when I was a kid. I was in a car that passed his on the way up to New Salem to see the play Forever This Land. He looked out the window and waved to me.Act...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 Last week, during veto session, the Illinois General Assembly rushed through a proposal to allow a bobcat hunting season in Illinois. Opening up a bobcat season in Illinois without taking into a...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 The tributes to Judy Baar Topinka came in fast and strong Wednesday morning, just as we were going to press. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat: “The Illinois political scene lost its Polka Queen la...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
In the forties and fifties, driving into Greenview on my way to visit my grandparents at their farm on Salt Creek meant passing a sadly decaying remnant of the town’s better days.Just south of town ...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
Once more, the State of Illinois has an opportunity to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It should act to do so quickly. The ERA quite simply establishes gender equality unde...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 Dear Governor-elect Rauner, Please join us at a Better Government Association luncheon in Springfield on Tuesday, Nov. 18, for a conversation about fiscal and ethical reform in Illinois.I’ll g...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
On Nov. 15, the open enrollment period will begin under the Affordable Care Act, giving Illinois residents an opportunity to shop for health care coverage that could have a major impact on their physi...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 I have been working in or around government for more than 50 years, and if you asked me to boil down what I’ve learned to one sentence, it is this: Governing is much harder work than most peop...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
Politics and corruption are two words that are all too often found together, especially in Illinois. While we have laws meant to protect whistleblowers who point out legitimate problems, most remain f...

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